San Mateo County

1 Dead After Vehicle Goes Over Cliff South of Pacifica

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Southbound Highway 1 was reopened five hours after a fatal crash Wednesday afternoon south of Pacifica near Devil's Slide, authorities said.

The crash was reported shortly after 2 p.m., when a vehicle went off the road, over a cliff and landed on the beach below, south of the Tom Lantos Tunnels, according to the California Highway Patrol.

One person, whose name was not released, died in the crash, the CHP said. The southbound lane of the highway was closed and one-way traffic controls were in effect until shortly after 7 p.m.

Crews have suspended recovery operations for the vehicle and will resume Thursday, the CHP said.

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